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[IP] RE:IP] Bent cannula?

I have had some problems with bent cannula's also.  After some discussion with
the tech folks at Minimed I switched to what Minimed call's "Old Tape"  rather
than the IV 3000 they currently ship with the infusion sets.  Minimed will
send "old tape" for free.  I also place over the old tape a Kendall "Polyskin"
with a hole cut in the center.  (You might have a sample of polyskin in your
pump box.)  The Minimed folks also suggested I put a loop in to prevent pulls
on the site, although since switching to the new combo, I have not had any

Also, if I have an infusion site on the right side of my body, I keep the pump
on the right and if on the left side I keep the pump on the left.  This seems
to reduce the cross body tugs.

I was having the problems mostly if I would tug on my site while a little
sweaty (like while doing yard work.)

Try giving the Minimed 800 help line a call.  They can talk your specific
issues through with you.

To: email @ redacted 
Subject: [IP] Bent cannula? 
From: email @ redacted (mike laspina) 
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 23:50:35 -0800 (PST) 
Reply-To: email @ redacted 


I am new pump user (Dec 26th) and have found I haven't had any success
with the left side of stomach with the sets failing everytime ...twice
when removing the Sof-Set the cannula has been bent in half...yet the
inserter needle went in straight?  Today I THOUGHT I had succeeded with
fairly normal bg readings all day until I bolused for dinner (7u) and
went to 377 and then to 397!!!  Removed new set (went in this am) to
find the cannula was bent in half.
Right side of stomach seems to work everytime so can't figure out what I
am doing incorrectly...could I be hitting muscle on left side BUT not on
right side?
Did give regular syringe injection of the Humalog and put in new set at
10 pm in right side.

Becky LaSpina
IDDM since 1957

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